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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER TWO.

Senate Chamber,

Lansing, January 4, 1923.

12:45 o'clock p. m.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. J. Warren Leonard of the Church of Christ, of Lansing.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Atwood, Bahorski, Bohn, Brower, William L. Case, Condon, Connelly, Eldred, Gansser, Gettel, Henry, Horton, Hunter, Johnson, Karcher, Leland, MacNaughton, Osborn, Pearson, Penney, Riopelle, Ross, Sligh, Smith, Truettner, Whiteley, Wilcox, Wood, Young--29; a quorum.

Absent without leave: Senators Glaspie and Hayes-2.

Mr. Henry moved that the absentees without leave be excused from today's session.

Mr. Bernie L. Case, Senator-elect from the twenty-fifth Senatorial District, appeared in the Senate and took and subscribed the constitutional oath of office, which was administered by Hon. Thomas Read, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Michigan, and entered upon the discharge of his duties as Senator.

Grouping of Senate Committees. Mr. Henry submitted the following report:

The Select Committee appointed to group the Senate Committees and assign rooms and clerks thereto, respectfully recommends the following grouping and assignments: Group No. 1, Room D

Banks and Corporations
Insurance
State Hospitals
University

Miss Frances M. Adams, Clerk

Group No. 2, Room E

Judiciary
Industrial Schools
Institutions for the Blind and Deaf
Supplies and Expenses

Mrs. Lucy M. Bock, Clerk

Group No. 3, Room F

Agriculture
Education
Taxation
Elections

Group No. 4, Room G

Railroads
Cities and Villages
Public Health
Michigan Agricultural College

Group No. 5, Room J

State Affairs
Counties and Townships
Military Affairs
State Homes

Group No. 6, Room K

Conservation Labor Prohibition Normal Schools

Group No. 7, Room L

College of Mines
Drainage
Highways
Penal Institutions

Miss Ruth Beamer, Clerk

Group No. 8, Room M

Apportionment

Group No. 9, Room O

Finance and Appropriations
Executive Business
Printing
Rules

Miss Marie Brunk, Clerk

The report was accepted and adopted.

Joint Convention.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced a Committee of the House, who reporter that the House was in waiting and ready to meet the Senate in joint conventia to receive the message of Governor Alexander J. Groesbeck.

The President announced that the hour had arrived for the meeting of the two houses in joint convention to listen to the message of Governor Alexander J. Groesbeck, as determined by concurrent resolution.

Mr. Young moved that the Senate proceed to the Hall of the House of Repre sentatives, to meet the House in joint convention.

The motion prevailed, the time being 1:10 o'clock p. m.

(For proceedings in joint convention see House Journal).

The Senate returned to the Senate Chamber at 2:10 o'clock p. m., and was called to order by the President.

A quorum of the Senate was present.

The President announced that the Senate had met the House in joint convention and had listened to the message of Governor Alexander J. Groesbeck.

By unanimous consent the Senate took up the order of

Motions and Resolutions.

Mr. Henry offered the following:
Senate resolution No. 15.

Resolved, That the President of the Senate be and is hereby authorized to appoint as employees of the Senate, the following persons:

Assistant Janitors-Nick Kamp and Joseph C. Ford.
The resolution was adopted.

The President thereupon announced the appointment of the above named persons to the positions named.

Taxation.

The Committee of Inquiry into Taxation, appointed in pursuance of Senate concurrent resolution No. 22, Session of 1921, submitted its report, which was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Introduction of Bills.

Mr. Condon introduced
Senate bill No. 3, entitled
A bill removing the common law disabilities of women

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Condon also introduced
Senate bill No. 4, entitled

A bill to provide for safety to life and property in this State in the operation and use of steam engines and boilers and refrigerating machinery, excepting steam engines and boilers and refrigerating machinery subject to the control of the United States and others as herein enumerated; to provide for the operation of steam engines and boilers and refrigerating machinery and their appurtenaces; to provide for the examination and licensing of engineers thereof; to authorize and empower the Department of Labor and Industry to administer the provisions of this act; to provide for the expenses of administering the same; and to provide penalties for the violation of the provisions thereof.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Labor.

Mr. Condon also introduced
Senate bill No. 5, entitled

A bill to prohibit the wilful disturbance of any religious assembly of worshipers of God, or the exhibiting in any public hall or theater of pictures in derision or mockery of the dress, garb or ceremonial actions of any bishop, priest, minister, elder or other religious worker, and providing punishment therefor.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Bernie L. Case introduced
Senate bill No. 6, entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 95 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled "An act providing for the maintenance, expenditure, renewal and regulation of a revolving fund or the construction of drains," approved April 28, 1921.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the Committee on Drainage.

Mr. Bernie L. Case also introduced
Senate bill No. 7, entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 287 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled "An act to provide for the collection of agricultural statistics by township and city supervisors or other assessing officers," approved May 18, 1921.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

Messages from the House.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House concurrent resolution No. 3;

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That when the Legislature adjourns today it stand adjourned until Monday, January 8, at 3:30 o'clock p. m.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had adopted the concurrent resolution; in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

Pending the order that, under rule 59, the concurrent resolution lie over one day.

Mr. Wood moved that rule 59 be suspended.
The motion prevailed.
Mr. Wood then moved to amend the concurrent resolution to read as follows:

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That when the Legislature adjourns today it stand adjourned until Monday, January 8, at 8:00 o'clock p. m.

The motion prevailed and the amendment was agreed to.
The concurrent resolution as amended was then agreed to.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House concurrent resolution No. 4.
A resolution providing for the mailing of the daily Journals.

Resolved by the House (the Senate concurring), That copies of the daily Journals of the Senate and House be mailed as follows:

1. By the Secretary of the Senate, to not more than twenty-five persons, designated by each Senator:

2. By the Clerk of the House of Representatives, to not more than fifteen persons designated by each Representative;

3. By the Secretary of the Senate and by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, in their discretion, to Granges, Local Arbors of Gleaners, Women's Clubs, Farmers' Clubs, public officials, newspapers, State Institutions, public schools, etc., on request therefor;

Such sums as are necessary for postage to meet the requirements of this resolution shall be certified by the Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House of Representativs and paid by the State Treasurer on the warrant of the Auditor General. The Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House of Representatives, whenever purchasing postage stamps for the mailing of Journals as herein authorized, shall procure receipts in duplicate, signed by the Postmaster of Lansing, for the amount of said purchase, one of which receipts shall be filed with the Auditor General and the other shall be retained in his office.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had adopted the concurrent resolution; in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

Pending the order that, under rule 59, the concurrent resolution lie over one day, Mr. Connelly moved that rule 59 be suspended. The motion prevailed. The concurrent resolution was then considered and adopted.

A message was received from the House of Representatives retransmitting House concurrent resolution No. 3.

A concurrent resolution fixing the time of adjournment of the two Houses until 3:30 p. m. Monday, January 8.

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